This Ep: Super Special Pursuit Guest Allan Reid - President & CEO - CARAS, The JUNO Awards & MusiCounts
GA tries hard to act nonchalant and professional as he hosts this week's conversation with Allan Reid. Not only is he the President & CEO of The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, the Music Counts charity & a "little" thing called The JUNO Awards [that's the Canadian equivalent of the Grammy Awards for our non-Canadian friends!] but "AR" used to be THE A&R man ["Artists & repertoire"] at A&M Records [now Universal Music Canada] & was "instrumental" in the careers of artists such as Ashley MacIsaac, Hawksley Workman, Hedley, Sam Roberts, The Tragically Hip, Sarah Harmer & more. He was also responsible for signing...you guessed it, Jann Arden, to a life changing record deal! Big deal...the real question is can this renaissance record man actually help us in the #RelentlessPursuit of Jann Arden?
Listen for the answer to that question along with anecdotes about Jann, Johnny Reid, Gord Bamford & The JUNOS in this all new episode!
Caution: Exceedingly uplifting & excellent episode. Listeners subject to bouts of euphoria & excitement. Musically speaking.
This Ep: Special Pursuit Guest Bruce Sellery - "Moolala" & "The Exchange" Guest: Kim Ducherer - FarmStyleWife.com
Why settle for some Ohlala! when you can have the Moolala! This episode is chock-a-block full of jewels of wisdom regarding life, limb, & lapidary. Live from a top secret, highly speculative, and totally unpronounceable location in the jungles of Vietnam, GA welcomes financial journalist & author, new host of CBC's The Exchange, and extremely well-adjusted @BruceSellery. Just in time for the Canadian RRSP deadline, "Dr. Sellery" regales us with tales ranging from tissue paper to existential Guatemalan beaches to THE ONE personal finance tip that YOU CANNOT disregard. Thankfully the Sensational Sellery, who nominates our Relentless Pursuit target Jann Arden 'one of the funniest people on twitter period. full stop." provides us with our next lead in the Relentless Pursuit of...Jann Arden. Next we welcome local Albertan, Kim Ducherer...Proud farm wife, 'beast of a Mom of two', owner of "Harriet" the '71 Chevy El Camino, stylish entrepreneur, and founder of Farm Wife Style. Popping up in Lavish Luminaries' Loot-Bags everywhere, including the Grammy's & this weekend's Oscars, Kim's obsession with Rose Gold has transformed her into THE Gregarious Goldsmith who brings 'the sass to the brass', or in this case 'the bold to the gold'. Caution: Combining Personal Financial Advice with Gold Jewelry can be tenuous. Listener indiscretion is advised.
This Ep: Special Pursuit Guest Victoria Banks Special Guest: Doreen - Greg's Mom
In this estrogen equiped episode GA welcomes multiple CCMA Award nominated, and double CCMA Award Winner - Female Artist of the Year & Songwriter of the Year (2010) - Canadian chanteuse & songwriter, Victoria Banks to the show from Nashville to talk music, mommy-hood, writing singles for artists Hey Romeo, Terri Clark, Johnny Reid as well as cross-over hit "Come on Over" for Jessica Simpson, and of course ... Jann Arden. We are treated to a mother-son interaction as Greg welcomes his Mom, Doreen, to the show who shares the lunch-box letdown moment missing Elvis Presley on the Ed Sullivan Show, and her Elvis impersonator scarf collection. All this and more (ok, maybe that's all) as we continue the Relentless Pursuit of Juno Award winning, and Alberta Ambassador of Awesome, Jann Arden. Since Victoria attended a fundraiser for Thistle Farms in Nashville where Jann performed, we figured we'd ask her to hook us up with the next connection in our pursuit. Caution: Extra-Estrogen Episode contains lots of 'mom talk". Listener discretion is ill-advised. Hug your mom.
This Ep: Special Guest Randi Boulton & Special Pursuit Guest Russell Broom
GA welcomes Canadian singer/songwriter extraordinaire Randi "with an i" Boulton to the Jackpot to talk music, rum & Jann Arden. We get a special visit from Jackpot Casino magnate Adam "Reuben Tishkoff" Daines who brings us up to speed on the "Great Ski-Doo Summit Giveaway" as well as impressing us with his phone dexterity. As we continue our Relentless Pursuit of Juno Award winning & Canadian singing icon (we thought you'd like that Jann!) Jann Arden we invite musician & music recording impresario Russell Broom to hook us up with the next connection in our pursuit. Caution: This
episode contains harsh slurping and at least one expletive un-deleted. By Randi. Listener discretion is ill-advised.